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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 9, 2009 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

Des Moines Civic Center 5-29-80
All they really needed was one big sign that said "NO"
No standing anywhere, even in front of your own seat.
No dancing naturally
No drinks inside
No food
No smoking od any kind
No spitting
A perfectly horrid night.

Sandstone Amphitheater 6-24-91
The security forces were whack after the show. You had to be seated in your car, with the motor running. No standing around.
We had a parking place next to a service road, first row, which meant that there were about 5,000 cars behind us, so we weren't going anywhere, it didn't matter..."what's wrong with YOU people, get in your cars, NOW". Great show though.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Dec 9, 2009 11:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

"No dancing naturally" - that's a good one!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 9, 2009 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

Might I add Magoo's Pizza Parlor? Intimate yes, but the bright overhead lights and pizza ovens really ruined it for me. (and that I was still in diapers).

http://www.astrofuturetrends.com/grateful_dead.htm

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Poster: user unknown Date: Dec 9, 2009 6:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

nice read..thanks bd

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Poster: barongsong Date: Dec 9, 2009 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

Yikes that does take the cake. Put those 2 shows together and you have the ultimate take your money and have no fun package tour.

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Poster: Rockstarbabu Date: Dec 10, 2009 11:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Worst Venues

Hi every body I think on the whole this place is a far sight better than it has been in years. I remember it before Radiohead even, and yes it was legendary - but time goes on!
Scream pubs were rubbish and no one should moan about paying a bit more for decent European lager because all UK-brewed lager is vile - anyone who thinks otherwise probably drinks Stella, so I rest my case.
Only fault of late has been the service. If I'm paying £3.40 for a pint of Erdinger I want it served in a clean, proper glass - it doesn't have to be branded but I suggest the staff should know their product better.
But it's a cool spot and the garden - with ferns etc. - is far better than the former car park, and really buzzes in the summer months.
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This post was modified by Rockstarbabu on 2009-12-11 07:05:24